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Finding a Location for a New Word in WordNet

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Title: Finding a Location for a New Word in WordNet
Author: Pääkkö, Paula; Linden, Krister
Citation: Pääkkö , P & Linden , K 2012 , ' Finding a Location for a New Word in WordNet ' , in Proceedings of the Global Wordnet Conference .
Belongs to series: Global Wordnet Conference - Proceedings of the Global Wordnet Conference
Abstract: FinnWordNet is a Finnish wordnet which complies with the structure of the Princeton WordNet. It was created by translating all the words in Princeton WordNet. It is open source and contains over 117 000 synsets. We are now testing different methods in order to improve and expand the content of FinnWordNet. Since wordnets are structured ontologies, a location for a word in FinnWordNet can bepinpointed by its relations to other words. To us, finding a location for a word therefore means finding a hyperonym, a hyponym or a synonym for the word.This article describes some methods for finding a location for a new word in FinnWordNet. Our methods include searching for multiword terms, compounds and lexico-syntactic patterns. Testing shows that with a few simple methods, we were able to find an indicator of the location for 83.2% of new words. Out of the new synonym pairs we tested, we were able to find an indication for 86.7%.
Peer review status: Peer reviewed
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/35767
Date: 2012-01-09

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